FORT SMITH Four people from Fort Smith have been sentenced on federal methamphetamine-related convictions.
Prosecutors said Monday that 39-year-old Sheila Hayes, 35-year-old William Hayes, 24-year-old Daniel Lawson and 25-year-old Jesus Ordaz were convicted of distribution of meth.
Authorities say undercover agents made multiple purchases of methamphetamine from the suspects.
Sheila Hayes was sentenced to just more than 11 years in prison, and William Hayes drew a sentence of 15 1/2 years. Lawson was sentenced to 15 years, and Ordaz will serve 19 1/2 years in prison.
The investigation began in July 2011.
The defendants were indicted in January and entered guilty pleas in July.